Meet Kamari Pleasant. Mr. Pleasant he is not. Nineteen whole days after he got probation on a gun case, he had a Glock with a full-auto switch installed and he fired off a long burst at Chicago PD officers chasing him. Amazingly, the police didn’t shoot him down on the spot, but instead arrested him.
Someone over at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office then did the unthinkable.
They prosecuted him.
They plea bargained away 27 counts of attempted murder and ten other felonies ranging from felon with a gun, possession of a stolen gun, and possession of a machine gun to a single count of shooting at the police.
And a judge actually sentenced him to 12 years, which in Illinois prison years is more like six if we’re lucky.
CWB Chicago should be part of your daily read, and they have the story.
Just 19 days after Kamari Pleasant received probation for a felony gun case in November 2020, he was accused of firing a machine gun at Chicago police officers who chased him on the city’s South Side.
Pleasant, 24, has now cut a deal with prosecutors. They dropped 27 counts of attempted murder and ten other felonies. He pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm toward a police officer. And Judge Carol Howard sentenced him to 12 years.
So Mr. Pleasant will be out in a few years after spraying full-auto machinegun fire at the police, recklessly endangering who knows how many people downrange while trying to kill police officers.
And Illinois blue cities wonder why they have a violent crime problem.